Today, we’ll be making a simple scarf to teach you the basics of knitting: how to cast on, how to knit, and how to bind off. You’ll need yarn, knitting needles, and scissors. We’re using a medium-weight yarn and standard size 9 single-point needles. We’ll begin by creating a slipknot to attach the yarn to the needle. Make a twisted loop, like this, and then pull the yarn through and secure. Using this slipknot, we’ll cast on the yarn. Holding the yarn in your left hand, loop the yarn inward. Insert the needle through the loop from left to right, and pull to secure. We’re going to add thirty cast-on stitches to the needles. Hold your work in your left hand with the
working yarn behind the needle. Insert the right-hand needle through the front of the stitch from the left side. Wrap the working yarn around the needle and pull through, sliding the stitch off the left-hand needle. Repeat this stitch all the way down the row. When you get to the end of the row, turn your work, like this. Remember to always keep your work in your left hand! Repeat the same knit stitch as before. This pattern of using only knit stitches is actually called garter stitch, and it’s one of the easiest knitting patterns to learn. Continue working in garter stitch until your scarf is as long as you’d like it to be. Now it’s time to bind off. First, knit two stitches. Then pass the first stitch back over the second and let it fall off the needle. When you get to the last stitch, cut the working yarn and pull the tail tightly through the last loop. You just knit a scarf! Wear it proudly! And for more DIY tutorials like this, check out our YouTube Channel.